The anticipation is building as the world's largest yachts and water sports show, boot Düsseldorf, is set to make a triumphant return on 20-28 January 2024 at Messe Düsseldorf in Germany. Celebrating its 55th edition, the event is poised to surpass its pre-pandemic success, with a spectacular showcase of yachts, cutting-edge technology and the latest trends in the marine world.
In 2023, boot Düsseldorf attracted almost 237,000 visitors from over 60 countries. This international appeal is mirrored in the participation of more than 1,500 exhibitors from 68 nations, converging on a vast 220,000 square metres across 16 exhibition halls. The diversity and scale of the event make it a must-attend for anyone passionate about yachting and water sports.
Hall 1 will play host to an impressive array of medium-sized powerboats from renowned brands like Bavaria, Bénéteau, Delphia, Elling, Linssen and Sealine. Excitingly, Brazilian manufacturer Schaefer will make its debut appearance, adding a new dimension to the powerboat showcase.
Hall 6 will transform into a haven for luxury yachts, with vessels up to approximately 33 metres resembling floating villas. Attendees can expect to be captivated by brands like Absolute, Azimut, Bluegame, Cranchi, Fairline, Ferretti, Explorer, Pearl, Princess, Sirena, Sunseeker and Wally.
All things sailing
Halls 15 and 16 are dedicated to sailing, featuring manufacturers like Hanse Yachts, X Yachts, Bavaria, Bénéteau, Bente, Contest, Dufour, Elan, Grand Soleil, Gunboat, Hallberg Rassy, Jeanneau, Nautor Swan, Oyster, Saffier and Solaris. A new addition, the Multihull Village, introduces visitors to the world of comfortable multi-hull sailing and power catamarans.
Tenders and RIBs
Hall 3 will be the hub for tenders and outboards, featuring leading brands such as Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Honda, Karnic Powerboats, Mercury, Quicksilver, Sea Ray, Suzuki, Tohatsu and Yamaha. The new Sportfisher Center in the same hall promises to provide valuable insights into the world of fishing on the water. Hall 9, on the other hand, will be a paradise for RIB enthusiasts with a lineup of international manufacturers, including 3D Tender, Henshaw Inflatables, Italboats, Lomac, Nautica, Northstar, Pischel, Bootsbau, Tiger Marine, Wassersport-Center Stockmann, Whaly Boats, Williams Jet Tenders, and Z-Nautic Group’s Zodiac and Bombard.
Technical and environmental initiatives
Halls 10 and 11 will host the latest in engine technology, electrical systems, freshwater and black-water systems, heating and air-conditioning, boat building supplies, maintenance, security and deck equipment. The show will welcome a range of international technology suppliers and engine manufacturers, including Yanmar, Volvo Penta, Huracan Marine, Torqeedo, Kräutler, Dometic and Drinkwaard. The 'blue innovation dock' in Hall 10 will focus on sustainability in watersports, serving as a key networking platform for industry stakeholders.
Halls 14 and 17 cater to watersport enthusiasts, offering everything from superyacht water toys, kite surfing, foiling, SUPing and canoeing. There is even the opportunity to do a canoe tour on an indoor river against the backdrop of the Canadian wilderness. This area offers the perfect place to relax after strolling around the show.
Hall 13 invites visitors to explore tourist centres from Egypt, Croatia, Mallorca, the Bay of Lübeck and Turkey. This hall serves as a unique travel marketplace, with numerous tour operators, charter brokers, marinas and regional tourism experts offering inspiration for holiday or superyacht itineraries.
Lifestyle and leisure
Hall 11 is a shopper's paradise, offering not only technical accessories but also a range of stylish yachtwear and lifestyle products. The Water Pixel World returns with tips for underwater photography and filming, along with state-of-the-art equipment, and this area also houses the show’s impressive array of diving equipment.
“We have had very successful talks with the manufacturers over the summer months and feel great enthusiasm and anticipation for boot 2024,” says Wolfram Diener, president and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. “In January, we will also be able to welcome back brands that took a break this year. In particular, we see very high international attendance from exhibitors. This means boot 2024 will reach the highest level, present wide and varied ranges for both water sports and destinations and will again position itself as the world-leading show for this industry.”
To get involved in all the action at boot Düsseldorf 2024, secure your tickets here.
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